Originally, I competed in running: starting in 2013 with the London Olympic anniversary run. From then I set myself a new challenge each year, in 2014 running my first half marathon, running London Marathon the year after and finally competing in an Ultra-Marathon, the Hope 24, in 2016.
Throughout my time running triathlons had always interested me, but the move from running to triathlon seemed like a daunting prospect. At school I had hated swimming and at this point I hadn’t found my confidence riding my road bike.
Meeting Martin late 2016 enabled me to look at triathlon with a new perspective. In 2017 I finally felt confident to start my next challenge and booked my first triathlon.
In 2017 I raced 4 multisport events the highlights being Southend Sprint Triathlon coming 1st in my age category, Killerton Olympic Distance Duathlon coming 3rd overall.
Your future goals:
My goal is to always improve my performance to see how far I can get.
Which camp have you attended:
I have attended two triathlon camps. This year I attended a TriEscape camp. This mini break allowed me to really focus in on my training and my areas for improvement.
What do you enjoy about our training approach:
Being coached by Masters of Tri completely removes the stress of training. I get sessions tailored to me that fit around my hectic schedule.
I find Master of Tri coaching more suited to me than any I have tried before. Previously I would regularly get injured and struggled mentally with the process of training. Master of Tri has not seen me as another athlete but understands what drives me to compete and uses that in the coaching.
Favourite session type – swim, bike or run:
I enjoy all the training sessions, but I find that my favourite are running intervals sessions.
Number 1 fact learnt from our coaching:
That you don’t always have to train hard.
I find being able to do the training camps alongside my coaching really reinforces the coaching and opens up a whole other level of progression.